This is a tough time of year every spring, as we learn about further budget cuts. This year certainly is much worse than years past and we realize that many families are negatively impacted by the programs and staff that are possibly going to be let go.
Like many of you, DPAC has been taking action to reduce the cuts and to bolster public education. We are holding an event to celebrate public education on Monday April 25 in the evening, at the same location as the VSB Trustees' Hearing, secondary school TBA (likely Tupper). Our event will feature poetry, speakers, artists, musicians and more expressions of creativity. We thought it fitting to showcase music at a time when music and other creative programs are once again at risk.
We invite you to be in touch with our Communications Coordinator, Kim, at firstname.lastname@example.org if your children or youth or you (adults) would like to perform at our event. We are requesting short performances of less than about 4 minutes. If you know an inspirational speaker of any age who will talk about public education, who you would like to recommend, please let Kim know that as well. We invite everyone to this DPAC celebration of public education--people of all ages.
Please fill in this invitation so that we have a sense of the numbers for the light refreshments we plan to provide:
Come one, come all!
In the words of one of my favorite poets, Rumi:
Come, come, whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving.
It doesn’t matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times.
Come, yet again, come, come.